BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Ferry transcript reveals crew panic
The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
Abdullah 'extends Afghan poll lead'
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
IPL investigative panel appointed
India's cricket board appoints a three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League.
Japan to base troops near islands
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
Hamilton eases to victory in China
Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
Everest avalanche search abandoned
The search for three Sherpa guides, missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed 13 of their colleagues, is called off.
Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
Plane search at 'critical juncture'
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
Briton killed in Malaysia crash
A British man described as an "extremely capable young engineer" dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashed into a ravine in the east of the country.
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.